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A chat and mango juice with new the Queens poet laureate

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By Holly Bieler Few New York-centric pastimes have been hit quite as hard by the smart phone’s ubiquity as has subway people-watching, says Maria Lisella. Whereas once a subterranean commute held the potential for an overheard conversation or a fraternity forged between the bored and book-less, for those raised in the era of Candy Crush, […]

A Summer Hangout in Industrial Ridgewood

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BY PATRICK KEARNS Ridgewood and Bushwick residents now have a new outdoor spot to meet up and grab dinner and drinks with the soft opening of Nowadays taking place this past weekend. The outdoor Cooper Avenue spot is an oasis in an otherwise industrial area. “We just want it to be a neighborhood meeting place,” […]

Queens artist enters the ‘Skin Wars’

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BY JEN KHEDAROO   When the Game Show Network premiered the second season of its new show Skin Wars, a Queens reality TV star was born. Outspoken Fernello Nelson is a contestant in the body art competition, where each episode is devoted to a particular theme with the weakest art piece being eliminated. In the […]

LIQUID COURAGE

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BY PATRICK KEARNS With his specialty gin Queens Courage on shelves throughout the tri-state area, Chris Murillo’s ambitions aren’t subsiding. He’s trying to open the first craft distillery in Queens since prohibition, with a wide variety of spirits that reflect the cultural diversity of the borough. Chris Murillo has a chance to do something nobody […]

Rocco & Lizzie Play Queens Rock

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By Jennifer Khedaroo Rocco and Lizzie want you to experience music that you’ve never heard before. The band, who began performing together last May, pride themselves on music that is an amalgamation of varied sounds and lyrics. Their new EP, #SomethingForEveryone, covers a plethora of genres and subjects, such as punk, bluegrass and astrology. When […]

Mr. Queenscapes: Photographing Queens, one day at a time

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By Chase Collum Adolfo Vazquez hadn’t seen his father in decades when he moved back to Queens from the West Coast. He had aged dramatically in the meantime, and returned unfit for the rough and tumble travel of the everyday New Yorker. So Adolfo, seeing his father near the end of his life, battling diabetes, […]

Kat Quinn: Kind of Brave

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By Andrew Shilling Kat Quinn moved to Astoria three years ago when she was told her music wasn’t country enough for Nashville. After discovering her talent for playing guitar and writing music while attending the University of Notre Dame, she soon began playing for friends. It wasn’t long before the young singer-songwriter took her newfound […]

Q is for Queens

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By Tammy Scileppi Illustrations by Renee Bentley When a tech entrepreneur creates a children’s book about his favorite borough, you just know it has to be innovative. Long Island City dad Amol Sarva’s work in progress – “Q is for Queens” – was inspired by his lovely daughters Pascale, 7, and Lila, 3. The lifelong […]

How to Break into Comedy in Queens

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Liam McEneaney, a Queens comedian who has been featured on Comedy Central, VH1 and Showtime still lives in his childhood apartment in Rego Park, writing jokes and continuing his lifelong path to comedy stardom. It all began when he dropped out of Francis Lewis High School. After getting his GED, in comedic fashion, he then […]

LIC’s Experimental Food Truck Lot is a Gourmet Oasis

By Danielle McClure Grabbing a quick and tasty lunchtime bite just got a whole lot easier! Hungry Queens foodies no longer have to rely on random Midtown street corners or fight long lines at the Red Hook ball fields to satisfy yummy street eats cravings, thanks to the city’s first privately owned gourmet food truck […]

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